Ohio Democratic Party honors Betras
The Ohio Democratic Party named Mahoning County Democratic Party Chairman David Betras its Large County Chair of the Year.
It’s the second time Betras has received the honor. He also was selected in 2010. Last year, the party named Betras as the Ohio Democrat of the Year.
The announcement was made at Saturday’s annual state party dinner.
“I am surprised, pleased and humbled,” Betras said. “But in reality the people who deserve this award are the activists, labor leaders, and elected officials who work tirelessly on behalf of our party, our community, our state, and our nation. While I may be the face and the voice —and I know that occasionally it’s a loud and annoying voice— of Democrats in Mahoning County, the hundreds of people who put up yard signs, work the polls and the phones, walk precincts, and collect signatures election after election, year after year are the heart and soul of the MCDP.”